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PIATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
THURSDAY. APRIL 3. 1919.
Cbe plattsmouth Journal
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PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Entered at I'ostoffice, Plattsmouth. Neb., a second-claa mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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It don't hurt anyone to vote for
We have no favorites for office-
yet we want to see good men elect
About the next thinj; we see on
the screens will be the dod-gasted
A single man may be the com
mander of his soul, but a married
man is dimply orderly to the commander-in-chief.
The code of Governor .McKelvie
may be all fight and then, again,
there will evidently be plenty of ob
jections to it. It was ever thus.
A citizen who started to buy a
piece of bacon the other day. came
to the conclusion that the butchers
don't know the war is over.
They say Germany is as ful of
Miper-soldiers and f--uper-scieitists
who "almost won the war" as Amer
ica is full of breakfast footis and
motor car tires which actually did
"win the war."
Jack 1'ickford is proceeding in
the film making business jut as if
his name had never been conne'tcd
wifli a slacker scandal. Mr. I'ick-
ford probably will be popular this
funimer in patriotic films.
A philosopher should have made
many mistakes, and been saved often
by the skin of his teeth. He should
have been, or at any rate believed
himself, a great fool and criniral.
He should be above fear and bate or
love, and yet know them extremely
Now comes a new sort of cham
pion. He is Louis Gill, hailing fro:i
Montgomery City, Missouri, Had be
claims to be the champ egg eater
and recently issued a challenge to
wager $50 to ."00 that he could eat
fifty-two eggs in five minute?. He
says that fifty eggs make him only
a fairly good meal and refuses to sit
down to a 4-egg lunch.
While the fire department sits in
the Mat ion house in I'aris discussing
how they would proceed in case a
tiro broke out in 19:10, the Bolshe
vist flame.s have gone up the east
weather boarding on the German
house next door, and are now eating
away the roof. Not that anybody
cares particularly just now, but it
is a fact that the Rhine is Just a
river, not an ocean.
Our good friend C. C. Wcscott.
who is now doing service with Y.
M. C. A. in France, has placed us
under many obligations to him for
a ropy of the "Stars and Stripes" a
paper devoted to special interests of
our boys "over there." From the
c ppearance of the addressed envel
ope we infer that "Clin"' is located
in I'aris or close thereto. He evi
dently is doing well and is kept
pretty busy. He is a great fellow to
remember his friends whenever an
opportunity is afforded.
A Southern planter, in reply to
Governor Allen's charge that reduc
ing the cotton acreage is unpatriotic,
tays the governor forgets that he
lives in a wheat belt, "where a
price is guaranteed, and also that a
reduced cotton acreage means an in
creased food acreage." For all prac
tical purposes, however, all after
the word "guaranteed" may be
stricken out.- What the South didn't
plaht in cotton it probably would
plant in tobacco, a delightful house
hold luxury, but not a food.
April fool's day.
The day dawns bright.
The ex-kaiser a martyr! ha! ha!
The legislature is about through.
The ten dollars a day will
No one cares to stay long after
Home rule for the Philippines
and home rule for Ireland.
Kaster two weeks from Sunday.
Comes a little late this year.
Tersonal magnetism effects some
men's brains, more than common
The builders and carpenters all
seem to be busy in Plattsmouth. Let
the good work go on.
The Nehawka team won the high
school stock judging content at Uni
versity farm last Saturday. Good
One of these times when we feel
sorriest for the horse is when we
find that the cream for the oatmeal
has soured during the night.
A rural telephone subscriber can
not dictate what service he gets.
rules the railway commission. Neith
er can a city subscriber, can he? I
A Pittsburgh dispatch says nuts,
bolts and rivets are 20 to 40 per
cent cheaper under the new steel
schedule. Which would be fine if
there were some way of cooking
nuts, bolts and rivets so they would
This year's graduating exercises
at the University of Missouri will
take the form of a memorial com
mencement in honor of the Missouri
men who gave their lives in the
European war. It is an example for
other states to follow.
THE PRICE OF WHEAT.
Sensible men did not grow excit- I
ed over the prospect of the govern-1
ment losing a billion dollars to
maintain the price of wheat which I
had been fixed at $2.26 at Chicago, I
and they are now perfectly satisfied I
that their rea-soninc was correct I
when they concluded that wheat
would not go much, if any, below I
that price in the world market. The I
other day it was stated in the dis- I
patches that the government has I
sold a million bushels of wheat to
the Minneapolis millers at several I
cents above that price. Mr. Hoov-1
er's present view. matured after I
study of the agricultural situation I
and prospects in the whole world,
is that the price of wheat in the I
world's market is unlikely to fail I
below the price our government hasjeral welfare. All our legislation is
guaranteed. Even with a record I based unconsciously perhaps on that
wheat crop in America the coming I
season, disposal of It all without
loss to the government is easily
It is not probable that there will I
be any great decline in the price of I
wheat for some years to come. Be-I
fore the war, Russia exported from I
200,000,000 to 300,000,000 bushels I
of wheat every year, but the bolshe- I
viaia nave niuufjlll SUCH ruin mere I
that It will be some years before her
people can be fed by products from I
her own soil. Somewhat similar j
conditions exist in the Balkan J
states and all of the former Turkish I
empire. There is little prospect I
that the government will lose by
tne agreement to tane an tne wneat Keep the home fires burning un
raised in the United States at $2.26 tn good old summer time, if you've
per bushel. World-Herald.
Has the government really any
right to tell a man living in New
York City that he mustn't buy a
drink? Isn't national prohibition
really an infringement on personal
liberty? Aren't there certain "na
t tonal rights" that no government is
justified in disregarding?
These are questions that have
been raised in recent months as nev
er before by the ratification of the
prohibition amendment. Men art
inquiring into what Is really the
foundation of ethics. .This is a food
thing. We ought to consider what
is' the basis of right and wrong ac-
I tion, what are the rules of conduct.
A life unexamined, uncriticized.
said Socrates, "is not worthy oflgweet dry and dry is listening to a
The. first thing that impresses us
when we consider the matter is that
it is difficult to formulate codes to
govern conduct. The code fits some
particular age and set of conditions.
But In the course of time it is out -
I grown and needs supplementing or
I The code of the Old Testament,
I for instance, was In many respects
I set aside by Jesus. Even the Ten
Commandments call for additions to
meet the requirements of the mod-
What. then, is the test by which
t 4.,drod? n, what nrtn.
ciple are additions made from timetneir laces. As if it made any
to time to ethical standards?
The procedure is perhaps best il -
lustrated from the life of primitive
man. Treason is one oi tne earnest
crimes recognized by society. It
was regarded as a crime before
murder was so regarded. The reason
is evident. It endangered the safe
ty of the whole clan. The traitor,
with the help of a hostile clan,
might prove the destruction of the
whole group. So treason was rigid
ly punished. Murder, on the other
hand was at first considered little
more than a family affair. If a
man was murdered it was up to his
kinsmen to avenge his death. But
the clan was not particularly inter-
The Dunishment of treason in
which the entire clan was concerned
was much more certain than the
punishment of murder by certain
offended individuals. It was only
after considerable progress was
made that the clan took charge of
punishing murder and thus put it
on a level witn treason.
In considering conduct on its
moral side the determining test has
been, not does this action conflict
with some previous code, but, how
does it affect the common good?
"The genuinely moral person." Prof.
John Dewey writes in the Dewey
land Tufts "Ethics" a really great
book, "is one in whom the habit
of regarding all capacities and
habits of self from the social stand-
noint is formed and active. Such
Ian one performs his acts with refer
ence to the effect they have upon
the social groups of which he is a
part. And developing the same
idea, he says in another place: "It
lis the business of men to develop
such capacities and desires, such
selves as render them capable of
finding their own Satisfaction in
fulfilling the demands which grow
lout of their associated life."
A man baa no natural rights ex
cept to what will promote the gen
principle. We justify legislation
that makes for the general well be-
ling of society. If prohibition pro-
motes the general good, then it vio-
lates no right of any individual.
Because no individual has any right
to a scheme of things that however
harmless it may be to him persoual-
ly. is a detriment to society. K. C.
Beware of the man who begins
with. "Now, I am a man of few
words," and IT he emphasizes It by
saying "damned few" you had better
play safe and tell him you are too"
busy to listen
got the money to buy coal
It la your own fault, perhaps, if
Dccoration Day is the next in
order. It should be a big day. and
no doubt will.
Some of the women who pose for
motion pictures are paid high sal-
aries, but to see them in the pic
tures one would think they are just
making a "bare" living.
It is suggested to women who
find time hanging heavily on their
hands that they can either shorten
or lengthen their skirts again, al-
lowlng to the way the ,atest fash;
Ion papers report.
I Another thing we dread about the
lot of fellows who were letrislated
J into sobriety telling about the awful
I struggle against alcohol they under
I went, but finally won out
"Another nice thing about Texas
1 is." brags the Dallas News, "that
the preachers and printers in this
i-.-i- . . . ......
i state are paying income tax. itun:
That's nothing. All the farmers are
I paying income tax up here in Ne
How the modern Kansas City
I & "WJUllli UIUUL lUllfjII Cl L. III.
fashioned robbers who still turn up
I occasionally wearing masks over
ainerence wnetner a noiaup is ais-
Kuised or not!
Pancho Villa is quoted as saying
he would die to insure the peace of
Mexico, but nobody will take it
seriously, recalling the many times
he has died before without benefit
ting Mexico to amount to anything.
The moving picture patronage in
Plattsmouth has shown no decrease
since the beginning of Lent. The
gallant movie managers say this is
no sign Lent is hot observed here,
but the pictures have been so gen
erally excellent the patrons couldn't
Our idea of the absolutely benefit-
less divorce is that recently forced
upon Mr. William Young of Kala
mazoo. Mich. All the property was
given over to the wife, except a talk
ing machine, which the court award
ed to the husband "as a consolation
for the loss of his wife."
The United States and Great
Britain and France have fought and
bled side by side for great ideals.
and are now cemented together in
a friendship that probably nothing
can break, unless some difficulty ov
er the trade rights to some forty-
acre South Sea island comes up.
'When you hear a man say he is
opposed to the League of Nations,
watch your pocketbook." says Mr.
Ford. Mr. Ford watches his pocket-
book very closely since Mine. Rosika
Schwimmer sold him a plan to get
the boys out of the trenches by a
certain Christmas several years ago.
Mr. Frank Simonds even looks
ahead and pictures the return of
the kaiser to Germany to take up
the sword against the inrushing
Bolsbevlki from the East. If he
could give his imagination a more
cheerful turn, Mr. Simonds could
write all six of the best sellers every
Recent street brawls between
Germans and Yanks in Coblenz are
attributed by correspondents to the
fact that the Americans "are get
ting on the German nerves." It
would be a miracle if the Germans
weren't getting on the Yanks' nerv
es, too, aud we don't believe any
miracles have been happening in
The German national assembly is
preparing a , special court to try
Ludendorff, Von Bcthmann-Hollweg
and others who were responsible for
the war, Hindenburg is not named
in the early announcements, indi
cating that perhaps since he con
tributed so much toward losing the
war along at the last, he will be let
NEW YORK CITY I
AND THE SOLDIERS
In the largest way," the city of
New York in the last two years has
shaken the charge that the people
of that city are cold-blooded, selfish
and lacking in patriotism.
There is no other city that can
compare with New York in the free
work that has been done for the
soldiers of the United States army
From the time that war was declar
ed, the people of that city, many of
them among the most rich and con
servative, have given of their time
ana money to, in the largest way.
provide the comforts and accommo
dations possible for the many
thousands of soldiers who centered
there, either for permanent war
work, or for transportation to- and
across the ocean.
Attention down to the smallest de
tail of reasonable prices of living,
of comfortable places to stay and of
having a place for every soldier, lias
been featured not only by the muni
cipal government, but by the people
generally of New York City, and
now, when so many cities are losing
interest, when so many people are
forgetful of the good that they can
do in assisting returning soldiers,
New York City is keeping up its
gait of doing everything possible in
the most generous way and as a re
sult there will be a million soldiers
who have come in touch with what
that city has done who will go to
their homes remembering with real
gratitude the spirit of universal
helpfulness that New York City and
its people have shown.
Now, with the war ended, return
ing soldiers, singly and in groups,
may pass through and stop over In
hundreds of cities with no more at
tention than any private citizen
would receive. The enthusiasm that
was so pronounced six months and
a year ago has waned and in too
many cases entirely disappeared.
Not so in New York City. Not a
vessel arrives from Europe having
few or many soldiers but that down
the harbor a big reception commit
tee, always accompanied by a band
or two. meets all incomers, and in
the city, the same high character of;
service for caring for soldiers while
in that city is maintained at the;
same high" mark that New York City
has followed every month since the
The people of this country ought
to take their bats off to the metro
polis for the fine spirit of patriotic
helpfulness that it has exhibited
and continues to exhibit with una
bated fervor. Lincoln Trade Re
Suggestion to the Anti-Cigarette
League: If you can convince the
young married women and engaged
girls that it is better for their hus
bands and sweethearts to chew to
bacco than to smoke cigarettes yojir
campaign will move along a lot
Anyhow, what the governor oi
Wanaas Kuirl in the COVemor' of
T.rmisiann will not ITO dOWH the
corridors of time as a historic secret.
Mm Atnnrop Doctrine: If
beaten paths are too long, but is it
safe to take the shorter cut-off?
Every person holds in. his hand a
stone to throw at the head of the
person In adversity.
How Diphtheria is Contracted.
One often hears the expression,
Mv child caught a severe cold
which developed into diphtheria,"
when the truth was that the coin
had simply left the little one par
ticularly susceptible to the wander
ing diphtheria germ. If, your child
has a cold when diphtheria is
tl,,,lI tnkfi htm out
of school and keep hint on i"
street until fully recovered, as there
is a hundred times more danger or
his taking diphtheria when he bus
a cold. When C'hanioeriai"
Remedy is given it quickly cu.es ...
ih and lesspns the aa ii(,-1
other germ dis-
diphtheria or any
ease being contracted.
Joarnal Want-Ad Vav
You will find a nice line .of popu
lar copyright books at the Journal
J I P
.The Kind You Have Always
m use ior over tnirty
C ... -
-" -c jruu in mis.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience agairst Experiment
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
been in constant us, for the relief of Constipation, Hatulency,
Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowe's, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
SENILE CASTORIA ALWAYS
0 ait &-7J- jt v
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
tHT CFNTAUncOMKN", MCWVOIK CITY
oitiiKit or m:itix;
nml Antler of I'mliiitr of Will
In thp County Court of Cass coun
tate of Nebraska, CVunty of Cuss,
To all jMTsi.ns interested in the es
tate nf I'MTsnn T. Walton. Iieeeaseil:
n reading the petition of Theodore
A. Walton praying that the instrument
filed in this cjnit on the 17th day of
March, and purport in; to be the
last will and testament .f the said
iteeeast-d. it: ay b- proved and allowed
and ree.i d.-d as the last will and tes
tament of l'i-i'son T. Walton, deceased:
that said in.- trumeiit be admitted to
probate. and the administration of
said estate l.c granted to Theoilrtre A.
Walton and James I'.. Walton, as e.-
t eu tors ;
It is hereby ordered that von. and
all persons interested in said matter.
may, and do, appear at th" County
Court to be held in and for Kaid coun
ty, on the nth ilav of April. r.
1910, at ten o'clock a. in., to show
cause. ir any there be. wiiy the prayer
fo the petitioner should not tie urant-
of the petitioner sho'ild not be (rrant
said petition and that the hearing
thereof be driven to- all persons in
terested in said matter by publishing
a copy of this order in the I'latt.smout h
Journal, .a semi - weekly newspaper
printed in said county, for three suc
cessive weeks prior to said day of
Witness my hand, and f-'cal of said
Court this ITtli dav of March, A. 1.
ALLKX J. BKKSOX.
i Seal) m:'9-:!'. . County Jude
ori( i: oi" ui:m;
In the County Court of Cass coun
In the matter of the Kstate of An
drew Kautninnn. Peceased:
To all persons interested in said
Kstate, Creditors ami Heirs-al-Law:
You are hereby notified that Marie
l0. Kaufman has this day tiled her
petition in this Court, alleKi'iK' that
Andrew Kaufman, late of said coun
tv. died intestate in Cass count v. Ne
braska, on or about the Jtitli day of
April, lHJt?. beinw a resilient and in
habitant of Plattsmouth, in said i-oun-iv
and the owner of an undivided one
half interest in ami to lots 10. 11 and
TJ, in Klock 7 . Duke's Addition to
riattsniouth, Cass county, Nebraska,
and leaving as his sole and only heirs
at law. Klisa Kaufman, his widow, and
Marie K. Kaufmann, a daughter, both
of lefial ii e', residing at Plattsmouth,
DURING the war of course all
building patriotically was re
stricted to essential construc
tion. . . Today it is patriotic to build as ex
tensively as you will. . .
There is no reason for delay at this time.
To consolidate the prosperity of Peace BUILD.
a ' " LiiiTMiiirt-"'7g"" -'' "" illi r i-n mi - " "i-y-,;11 m
' i r k T.t s r r' i a
Bought, and which has been
years, has borne the signature of
nas Deea made under his per-
i . .
sonal supervision eince its infancy.
.Allow fin On A to rlarnlim i a L
Nebraska, who are interested in said
property according to the dece.ieut
laws of the state of Nebraska, and
piayitiir for a determination of the
time if the deatli of said Andrew
Kaufmann. deceased, the names of his
heirs at law and the depree of kinship
thereof and the riwlit of descent of
the real property tM-loninu; to said de
cedent in the State of Nebraska, and
for an order barrinx claims anai'ist
said estate and f'ir such other order.-,
as may be necessary for a correct
disposition of said matter.
Said matter has been s t for hear
in -x at the 4'oiirity Court roi.m in I'latl--moutii.
in said county, on the 11th
day of April. 1 1 1 v. at nine o'clock in
the forenoon, at whbh time and pbo-e
all persons interested may appear and
contest said petition.
Dated this U'th dav of March, I'JlV
l;v the Court.
allkn j. i:i-:r;..v,
JOHN M. I.KVDA, County Jiidnc
Atty. for Petitioner. tmi:;-:;w
NOTM K TO ritr.iMToit
The State of Nebraska, Cas.-j Coun
Jn the County Court.
in the Matter nt the Kstate of Ma
dalena Vallery, Deceased:
To the Creditors of said Kstate:
You ttre hereby notified. That I will
sit at the County Court room in Platts
mouth, in said county, on the 14th dav
of April. 1919. and the 14th day of
July, 1!1!. at 10 o'clock a. in. on eaci,
day to receivx and examine all claim
airainst said Kstate. with a view to
their adjustment and allowance. The
time limited for the presentation of
claims atrainst said Kstate Is four
months from the 11th day of March,
A D. iai!. and the time limited for
pavment of debts is one year from
said fith day of March, 1919.
Witness my hand and the seal of
said Countv Court this Cth day of
ALLKX J. HKKSON.
(Seal.) mlU-Ow. County Judye.
EGGS FOR HATCHING.
Single combed Duff Orphington
eggs for hatching. One dollar per
setting-of fifteen eggs, or five dollars
per hundred. See or call Sam Good
man. Mynard, Nebr. 19-tC
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